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Birmingham bands for hire

If you want all the excitement and spontaneity of live music, but none of the hassle, our Birmingham party bands are ready for hire. Choose from our wide range of talented acts to find your perfect entertainment - from rock and pop cover songs to jazz, swing and ceilidh!

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Mastersound

  • 4-7
  • (65)

Soulful, danceable pop from the West Midlands, with both female and male lead vocals and a song list of danceable rock, soul and pop anthems from Chuck Berry to Clean Bandit. Larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£730

Banzai

  • 3-6
  • (52)

Energetic party band playing crowd-rousing anthems by Huey Lewis, The Killers, Oasis, Amy Winehouse, Pharrell and more! Afternoon solo/duo acoustic sets, longer performances, larger line-ups and laptop DJ service available.

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from£1,075

Upbeat

  • 3
  • (32)

Powerful band featuring male vocals, piano and loops to create a huge live sound. The band play floor-filling anthems from the 1960s to the present. Booking options include acoustic duo and DJ service.

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from£995

Agent Smith

  • 4
  • (214)

Exceptional party and wedding band playing everything from vintage 1950s rock’n’roll to cutting edge pop, indie and R&B. High profile clients include BT, Mini Cooper and Microsoft! Background acoustic duo sets, DJ service & winter discounts available.

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from£1,220

The Rumours

  • 4
  • (25)

Believe everything you hear about these guys! The Rumours are a vibrant 4-piece band that come with boundless energy and an infectious love for mixing the latest hits from Bruno Mars and George Ezra with timeless classics from Chic, Earth Wind & Fire and The Beatles.

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from£1,230

Smoke & Mirrors

  • 4
  • (25)

Combining slick production with exceptional musical talent, these party-starters are a cut above the rest when it comes to an unforgettable night of music!

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from£1,905

The Breakfast Club

  • 6
  • (21)

Whether you're looking for a band to recreate classic dance hits from the 90s or perform the latest chart hits, The Breakfast Club are a modern 6-piece party band that offer the best quality cover music around!

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from£1,685

Downtown Underground

  • 6-7
  • (79)

World-class pop, funk and soul function band, refreshing and recreating the classic soul sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, alongside soul-infused contemporary pop and R&B. DJ service and jazz/acoustic afternoon music available.

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from£750

The Crossfades

  • 3-5
  • (58)

The Crossfades serve up the best vintage and modern rock, pop and indie covers with a side of crowd-pleasing charm. Keyboardist, DJ service and solo acoustic set available.

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from£1,060

The Mod Cons

  • 4
  • (53)

Exciting male-fronted wedding and party band, playing music from all decades but specialising in the swinging 60s! Stunningly authentic performances using incredible vintage equipment. Extra performances, low-season rates and DJ service available.

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from£2,480

Drum n Brass

  • 5-10
  • (68)

Young and animated brass band with an extensive song list of floor-fillers and an incredible frontman/vocalist. This groundbreaking group have performed for royalty and offer the perfect alternative entertainment for your wedding or event!

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from£920

The Spooks

  • 3-4
  • (36)

Breathtaking vocals, lush harmonies and an explosive rhythm section – this West Midlands wedding party band play a wide selection of soul, disco, rock’n’roll and the latest indie to keep you dancing until the wee hours! DJ service available.

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from£995

The Different Lights

  • 4
  • (81)

Outstanding party band playing chart, indie, rock anthems and Britpop and featuring guitars, keyboards and vocal harmonies for a big, versatile sound! Laptop DJ service available, as well as acoustic guitar or solo cocktail piano sets for your afternoon reception.

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from£1,165

The Dip Dabs

  • 4-7
  • (44)

Top-flight party band delivering exceptional value for money, with male and female lead vocals and the best pop, rock and soul hits. Extra musicians available, including brass section, rapper and strings, as well as acoustic sets and DJ service.

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from£1,475

Manhattan

  • 5-10
  • (50)

Dynamic Motown, pop and soul band with stunning female and male lead vocals, impressive industry credentials and a playlist of soulful floor-fillers by artists such as Marvin Gaye, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. Acoustic set and singer waiter option available.

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The Jack Rabbits

  • 3-4
  • (42)

Fun and lively male-fronted wedding party band covering rock and pop music from the 1950s to the present day, from Jerry Lee Lewis to Jake Bugg, via Duran Duran and Oasis. DJ service, acoustic sets and female vocalist available.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • 2
  • (36)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£1,320

The Highball Swingers

  • 5-7
  • (40)

Quirky vintage swing band with a fantastic female lead putting a retro take on modern songs like Get Lucky, Uptown Funk and Billie Jean. Additional musicians, acoustic jazz sets and laptop DJ service available.

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from£670

The Beat Kings

  • 3
  • (17)

Experienced East Midlands wedding and party band with a massive playlist of rock, pop, reggae and soul, from Bob Marley to Bruno Mars. Afternoon acoustic sets and DJ service also available.

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from£1,015

The Brasstones

  • 5-7
  • (34)

A fun and entertaining 7-piece outfit featuring a mighty sousaphone, horns and percussion! Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, with swing, jazz, ska, reggae, funk and latin influences as their trademark sound. A male vocalist and frontman is also available - ideal for evening parties.


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Guide to booking party bands in Birmingham

Why should I hire a Birmingham party band for my event?

Whatever occasion you are celebrating, music is the best way to make any event memorable, and Birmingham attracts great musicians from all over the world!

Our experts have tracked down the most talented and reliable local bands so that you don’t have to!

We have party bands in Birmingham in all styles, suitable for all budgets – and all of them are young enough to love what they do and experienced enough to know exactly what to play and when!

What style of music do your Birmingham bands perform?

If you’re planning a family event such as a birthday or corporate do, hire a local party band to play upbeat, mainstream cover songs from all eras, that everyone loves.

Or if you’d like to fill the dancefloor at your office party, how about hiring one of our soul bands? They play something for everyone, from Motown classics for the funkateer in accounts to chart hits for the post boy!

Our Birmingham wedding bands range from 3-piece or 4-piece guitar-based bands right up to stomping funk and soul bands complete with horn sections and extra backing singers.

Most of them are happy to learn a first dance or special song just for your event, whether you want dance or pop by Birmingham natives Fine Young Cannibals or metal by Black Sabbath!

Can you provide background musicians for hire in Birmingham?

We don’t just do bands for the evening party – we represent some of the best background musicians in Birmingham. How about a steel pan band or mellow jazz band for your drinks reception?

If you’re not sure about what kind of music would suit your event, venue and guests, why not get in touch?

Our experts can take you through the options, and help you find the perfect local band for your event!

Do you offer other musical genres, such as ceilidh or jazz bands in Birmingham?

If you’re looking for something more refined, our jazz bands in Birmingham for hire cover a range of sub-genres including gypsy jazz bands, jazz trios, wedding jazz bands, background jazz bands.

All will play non-intrusive, sophisticated background music that your guests can talk over.

For the evening, consider hiring a swing band to get the party started.

Do we need to provide any equipment for the band?

Our local bands all come fully equipped for your event – it’s just worth getting in touch if you think your event will exceed 250 guests, as extra equipment might then be necessary. You just need to make sure that the band has a power source to plug in to and a space to perform!

We recommend a flat and sheltered stage area of at least 3x3 meters for a 3-piece band – then add an extra metre squared per band member that you have booked.

A raised stage is preferable for maximum impact but our bands are flexible to all kinds of set ups!

Where do your Birmingham function bands tend to perform?

With it's rich musical heritage boasting bands from UB40, Duran Duran, ELO, The Moody Blues and The Streets, Birmingham has always been the party heartbeat of our work here at Function Central.

From New Hall Hotel, Fazeley Studios, Edgbaston Park, Highbury Hall and The Best Western Westley to the Botanical Gardens, Weatheroak Hall and The Westmead Hotel, it's always an unforgettable night with our Birmingham bands.

Our bands have played throughout the city and beyond, including: Edgbaston, Solihull, Stourbridge, Yardley, Kidderminster, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Bromwich, Coventry, Dudley, and throughout the West Midlands.

How can we save money on our Birmingham band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter date to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.


Find local cover bands in Birmingham and UK wide

Function Central is a leading cover bands hire agency. We provide exceptional talent for private events, both in Birmingham, throughout the UK and internationally.

Hire a local band to save on costs – we have acts based in most major UK towns and counties.

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